McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,282 at the 2020 census. Of this, 1,644 were in Washington County, and 638 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed borough manager/secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.



Saturday, June 29th – “Summer Cruise-In” – Open House & Cruise-In

Hosted by Fuel Required (161 S. McDonald Street). Starts at Noon. Great food, music, plenty of parking. Free, no registration required.


Monday, July 1st – Borough Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council July monthly meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building. An agenda will be posted on the agenda page of this website when available and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

This is the invite for the 2024 McDonald Borough Monthly Meetings if you opt to participate virtually.  When it comes time to join the meeting, please use the link below that says “Click here to join the meeting” on your smartphone or PC.

                The Teams app will launch and allow you to join as a guest

                When the browser window presents with three (3) options, select the option to Continue in Browser… and provide your name as a guest



July 27th thru Aug 3rd – McDonald McSummerfest

At Heritage Park, hosted by McDonald Volunteer Fire Department.  Parade and fireworks on Saturday July 27th.  A second fireworks night on Friday August 2nd.  More details will be coming.


June 11th thru Aug 8th – McDonald Summer Tennis Program

At Heritage Park’s Harry Collins Courts.  Registration forms available at McDonald Borough Office, McDonald Chinese Restaurant, and McDonald Pharmacy.  Please register by June 1.  (412) 997-7066



McDonald Trash Collection  – Effective July 1st, 2022 McDonald trash collection will be serviced by County Hauling.  Regular trash collection will be every Wednesday and recycling pickup is every other week.  If you need to contact County Hauling, phone number (724) 929-7694 or email

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

MS4 Compliance Documentation – OUR PETS & STORMWATER POLLUTION Help prevent pet-waste pollution. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – CAR WASHING POLLUTION PREVENTION Protecting fish and other aquatic life from harmful pollutants. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – FALL FOLIAGE FOULS STORMWATER RUNOFF Reap the benefits of proper leaf disposal. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Freedom Transit) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons (Coal Street),  Giant Eagle (Station Street), and Heritage Library (4th Street). Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service operates Monday thru Friday 6:45a.m. – 7:30p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays and Sundays is free at all meters.